Task allocation; Task demand; Workload
Task load is a measurement of human performance that broadly refers to the levels of difficulty an individual encounters when executing a task.
Cognitive task load, task demands, task allocation, and workload are similar terms frequently used in the disciplines of human factors or organizational psychology to model human behavior. According to Neerincx (2003), cognitive task load can be operationally defined as a function of three factors: time taken to perform a task, level of information processing, and number of task switches that occur in the context of task performance. Time denotes the amount of time that is allocated for task completion. Level of information processing comprises automatic processes (skills), routine problem-solving (rules), and the more complex analysis of information to generate strategies (knowledge). Task switching occurs when components of a task have competing goals. Task load...